Katharine Ainger

Katharine Ainger is a British writer, activist and co-editor of the New Internationalist magazine. She believes that releasing all the untold stories in the world might transform it. Half British and half Indian, she grew up between Asia and Europe, and over the years has periodically returned to work with and learn from Asian social movements. She has written for all sorts of outlets from serious broadsheets, to disreputable radical publications. She currently lives on an island in the middle of the Thames. Katharine is co-editor of We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism
 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 7:25am
The Spanish Public Won't Accept Financial Coup D'etat
The attempt by the Spanish "Occupy" movement, the indignados, to surround the Congress in Madrid has been compared by the secretary general of the ruling rightwing People's party (PP) to an attempted coup.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:07pm
Spain's General Strike Is Also a Day of Action for the 99%
Spain is about to experience huge austerity cuts that may prove explosive. On Friday Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, is set to announce what even he describes as a "very, very austere budget" to reduce the deficit.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:11am
The Spanish Election is a Mandate for the Indignados
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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 2:18pm
Occupy Protests: A Movement Taking Root
The Occupy movement, from Madrid to Wall Street to London, asks: "Why are the bankers in charge when nobody voted for them?" Like its predecessors in the anti-globalization movement, it is struggling with the thorny question – how do you create economic democracy in an era of global financialization?
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Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 11:22am
In the Line of Fire: The Policing of Mass Demonstrations is Becoming Increasingly Repressive and Politicized
As President Bush arrives in London amid unprecedented security, the politicization of policing across Europe has never been clearer. This is a lesson Simon Chapman, a young British man detained on charges of carrying petrol bombs during anti-EU summit protests in Salonika in June, has learned to his cost. Now on the 44th day of a hunger strike in a prison hospital in Greece to protest his innocence and demand bail, Chapman has lost two-and-a-half stone and is in a serious condition with respiratory and liver problems.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 - 12:25pm
The Movement Against Economic Globalization: Coming to a Town Near You
Plenty of old hands were saying someone would die at Genoa. The signs were clear in the escalating militarization on both sides. But the members of the Landless Movement of Brazil (MST) could tell you that Carlo Giuliani, the young man shot dead as he protested at the G8 summit, is not the first casualty of the movement challenging neoliberal globalization around the world.
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